The promotion announced the new deal on Tuesday.
A striker with big knockout power, Carvalho has been targeting a move to a major promotion over the last few months, and now he’ll have his chance as part of Bellator as they head to Spike TV in 2013.
In the Muay Thai world, Carvalho is already well known for having two wins over current UFC prospect Edson Barboza Jr., but now the young Brazilian is looking to make his mark in MMA as well.
A winner of two fights in a row with 8 victories overall in his career, Carvalho joins a tough Bellator lightweight division with hopes of entering a tournament and earning a shot at champion Michael Chandler in the next year.
Carvalho’s debut date has not been announced yet, but he’s expected to land on one of the early cards as Bellator shifts to Spike TV.